We revisited Charlie’s Pasture. This time we chose to walk some of the trails. One short trail took us to the edge of a pond where nice benches were built on a deck. Very comfortable seating while we rested and watched the waterfowl.
Our next choice was a trail over the salt flats. In the interest of full disclosure, I will state now that the trail was much longer than we were up to, and we did not go the entire distance. Nevertheless, it was an interesting walk so far as we went.
As we strolled down the board walk, we saw imprinted into the soil below many footprints of quite a variety of critters. Soon enough we came to a sign board which had been erected to help visitors identify the creatures by their footprints. We found that several of these animals had been using the wash below us.
And this got me to thinking about the pathway of life, and the footprints we leave behind as we travel along its way. Like the animals, I think that in our absence we can be identified by the footprints we leave on the hearts and minds of those with whom we have had contact.
What sort of creature are you? Will folks look with pleasure and fond memories on your “footprints”?